When & Where

Suitable For

  • Adults / 19+

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Laura Ichajapanich
  • Course Code HQG001C

What you will learn

Qigong exercises form a vital part of ‘yang sheng’ (health cultivation) in Chinese. The gentle movements and standing postures aid relaxation by concentrating and calming the mind, relieving mental and physical tension and restoring ‘qi’ or vital energy. The aim of Chinese medicine is to return the body to a state of balance. Qigong exercises work on different organs (liver, heart, spleen, lung and kidney) and fundamental substances (qi, blood, essence) to create a harmony of yin and yang. The aim of the course is to introduce qigong or a meditative practice into your daily life.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Feel the sensation of Qi or functional energy in the body
  • Remember and practice warm-up exercises
  • Practice ZhanZhuang (standing qigong exercise) for at least 10 minutes
  • Remember and perform dao yin/yin yang/da gong/healing sounds exercises
  • Remember and perform dao yin/yin yang/da gong/healing sounds exercises
  • Remember and Practice Stretch exercises
  • Relax and calm the mind through breathing and Qigong exercises

Cost

  • Full fee
    £205
  • Concession fee
    £155
  • Entry requirements

    This class is open to all

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Qigong is for all levels and all ages and abilities. However, you MUST practice at home. What you get out is what you put in, therefore in order to improve your health you need to incorporate these exercises into your daily life. Many exercises can be performed sitting down. It is important to work to your own level, work to your limit and not beyond. Please inform the tutor if you have any fitness, mobility, stamina or health issues.

    What you need

    Wear loose clothing and flat, comfortable shoes. Only INDOOR shoes are permitted in the studio. In order to access online resources for your course, you will need the following: smartphone or laptop/tablet with wifi.

    Class format and activities

    Weekly timetabled class in college with social distancing. The class will be predominantly taught face-to-face in Morley College with the option of joining online. Students will need to have online access using a computer, tablet or smart phone with wifi access. To access additional resources such as notes and videos and homework you will need to use the College’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. Do not worry if you are not internet savvy, Morley college can help you with getting online. Learning is through following the tutor and practicing in small practice groups with space for questions, practice and exploration. The class format is:
    • Warm-up and stretch exercises
    • Standing qigong (zhanzhuang)
    • New set of qigong set of exercises each term (eg dao yin/yin yang/da gong/healing sounds)
    • Closing exercise
    • Daily home practice To help you progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive learning environment.